On this day: July 9

Published On: Jun 28 2012 05:31:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.

OTD July 9 - Rod Steiger
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2002: Rod Steiger, the Academy Award-winning actor known for his performances in such films as "On the Waterfront," "Oklahoma!," "The Pawnbroker," "Doctor Zhivago" and "In the Heat of the Night" (pictured), dies at age 77 in Los Angeles, California, of pneumonia and complications from surgery for a gall bladder tumor.

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